Slowly receding water, projected rains have Chenango Lake residents worried

NORWICH – As summer thunderstorms continue to make their way through the area – and with more heavy rainfall predicted this week – homeowners along the shoreline of Chenango Lake are concerned with the lake’s high waters.

Many lakeside residents still haven’t been able to install their docks or boats – or mow lawns leading down to the water’s edge – due to the lake’s excessive depth, which – at times – has reached upwards of three and even four feet above normal.

Walt Prindle, who said he’s been around Chenango Lake his entire life and currently lives on its western shore, is just one of many who’ve been impacted by the high waters.

“I’ve never seen it this high for this long; it’s the highest I’ve ever seen it,” said Prindle, one of many who’ve been unable to get his dock or boat into the water. “It just never seems to go down and it’s definitely odd.”

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